How to get Creative in your Kitchen this Halloween
Halloween is a day for sweet treats, spooky decorations and fearful frights. If you're planning on hosting a party or just keen on creating a fun atmosphere at home with your family, there's no better way to do it than getting creative in your kitchen. From creating decorations, to baking up a sinister storm with some sweet treats, there are a variety of halloween decorations and creative activities for you and your family to enjoy this halloween season.
If you have children or young ones in the family, halloween is the perfect time to get the arts and crafts box out. Contrary to what you may believe, wreaths are not just for Christmas, and can make great halloween decorations too! Why not make a spiderweb wreath? Or paint some vines black and make a crow wreath? The possibilities are endless.
Pumpkin carving is a staple activity at halloween for most families, so why not create some friendly competition and hold a pumpkin carving competition with your family or guests? This idea doubles up as a decoration idea, as you are then able to use the end results to decorate your house with- killing two spooky birds with one stone. Another idea is to recycle your old jars, wrap them up with some toilet paper or bandage, stain them with tea and finally glue some googly eyes on them- you then have spooky mummy decorations for your home. For extra effect, add a tea light and pop it in the jar to make your mummy come to life!
Set the Table
If you are having guests over, it is likely that the dinner table will be the centre of the evening, so it is vital that you wow your guests by decorating this space well. For a centrepiece worth marvelling at, opt for a candelabra. Or, like mentioned, showcase your carved creations by placing your pumpkins at the centre of the table. To compliment these, black glassware is is great at creating a dark feel in your kitchen alongside mini cauldrons for bowls. Alternatively, if simple is more your style, there are many options. Scatter mini spiders on the dinner table, lay some cobwebs or hang swarming bats over the table.
Finally, if arts and crafts is not quite your thing, why not delight your family and friends with some tasty delights for them to sink their teeth into. It is not a party without some finger food (minus the chopped off fingers for spooky affect), so cook up a storm in your kitchen with a variety of recipes and cast a spell on your guests with impressive ghost biscuits or chocolate spider cookies. Or conjure up an alcoholic for the adults in your group that will leave them dancing into the night.
So now you have all of the ideas you could possible need for halloween decorations, now it is time for you to get creating before spooky season arrives. There are many different ideas for you to sink your teeth into this halloween, but these are some of our favourites at The White Kitchen Company!